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  • Welcome to the Main Menu! Select your poet!: Marie Oliver Maya Angelou Johann Wolfgang Vonn Goethe Yannis Ritsos Ralph Angel Charles Bukowski Laurie Lee EE Cummings Your multiple choice question!
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  • Marie Oliver Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1935. Influenced by the poet Edna Vincent Millay. In 1984, her collection of poetry entitled The American Primitive won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She is most famous for her poems The Sun and Mockingbirds. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Maya Angelou Originally Margauerite Johnson Born April 4 th, 1928 in Saint Louis Missouri. Angelou played a vital role in the Civil Rights movement. Angelous poem I know why the caged bird sings is a poem about Mayas turbulent childhood. Maya Angelou was a poet, writer, and had a productive career in TV and film. She is most famous for her poems In and out of time, Still I rise, and I know why the caged bird sings. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In 1765, he went to Liepzig to study law. His earliest lyric poems were set to music. At first, he did not wish to write poetry. He wanted to study animals and plants. Von Goethe is most famous for his poem called The Holy Longing Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Yannis Ritsos 1909-1990 Greek poet Ritsos moved from an early concern with classical themes and style to a more personal type of lyricism. His writing reflects family tragedies. Fun Fact: Ritsos had been incarcerated. He is most famous for his poem Summer. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Ralph Angel Born in Seattle Washington, 1951. Published author: Twice Removed (Sarabande Books, 2001) Neither World His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, The Antioch Review, The American Poetry Review. He is the Edith R. White Distinguished Professor at the University of Redlands, in California. He is most famous for his poems Breaking and Entering and Even Because. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Charles Bukowski Bukowski was a poet, novelist, and short story writer. Bukowski was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of the LA area. Charles Bukowski has published over sixty books. One of his most famous poems is A smile to remember. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • Laurie Lee 1914-1997 In many of Lees biographies, it says that he was born and raised in the city of Slad. But his family says that that move was made when he was about three years old. This move affected his writing, which can all be seen in his autobiography entitled Cider with Rosie. His autobiography ended up being his most famous work. He was also a published author, with books titled As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War For an example of Lees work, see the poem Town Owl. Next Slide Return to Main Menu
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  • EE Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14 th, 1894, in Cambridge Massachusetts. Cummings was a professor of Sociology and Political Science at Harvard University. Fun Fact: Cummings became an ordained minister of the South Congregational Church. The five year period following his wifes death is said to have resulted in his best work. Next Slide
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  • Lets see how much you remember.. From the poets discussed, which had spent time incarcerated: A.) Yannis Ritsos B.) EE Cummings C.) Charles Bukowski D.) Laurie Lee
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  • CORRECT! Wonderful job, Ritsos had spent time incarcerated during the time of the Greek Civil War. Keep up the good work! Next Slide
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  • How much do you remember about Marie Oliver? Marie Oliver was influenced by which of the following poets: A.) Shel Silverstein B.) EE Cummings C.) Edna St. Vincent Millay D.) Marvin Bell
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  • Oh, Charles Charles Bukowski has reflected the social, cultural, and economic ambience of what area?: A.) Chicago B.) San Francisco C.) Los Angeles D.) New York City
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  • Its time for true or false! The poem I know why the caged bird sings written by Maya Angelou, was written about her failure out of college. Trueor False? TrueFalse
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  • CORRECT! Mayas poem was written about her turbulent childhood. Use this button to go to the next slide!
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  • Im sorry, that answer is incorrect. To review information on Maya Angelou, just click below!: Mrs. Angelou Or Click here to proceed to the next question!
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  • CONGRATULATIONS! You have reached the end of the lesson! Did you learn something new? Do you have a new favorite poet? I hope so! Have a nice day! Use this button to return to the first slide!